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Taxon: Jatropha gossypiifolia L.

 
Genus: Jatropha
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Subfamily: Crotonoideae
Tribe: Jatropheae
Nomen number: 20696
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:1006. 1753, nom. cons.
Link to protologue:
Comment: conserved (nom. cons.) with a conserved type (Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.9 & App. IV) through conservation of the genus Jatropha
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 05-Sep-2013 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 3 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Pl Res SEAs 12(1):325. 1999; Bot J Linn Soc 94:213. 1987, contains irritants; CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons:
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • Mexico

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, United States [Puerto Rico]
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Guyana, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Paraguay


References:

  1. Brummitt, R. K. 1995. Report of the Committee for Spermatophyta: 43. Taxon 44:612. Note: conservation recommended
  2. Burger, W. C., ed. 1971-. Flora costaricensis.
  3. Dehgan, B. 2012. Jatropha (Euphorbiaceae). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 110:45-55.
  4. Duke, J. A. et al. 2002. CRC Handbook of medicinal herbs
  5. Duke, J. A. 1999. pers. comm. Note: re. common names
  6. Everest, S. L. 1981. Poisonous plants of Australia. Note: poisonous
  7. Govaerts, R. et al. 2000. World checklist and bibliography of Euphorbiaceae
  8. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  9. Hecker, E. 1987. Tumour promoters of cancer irritant diterpene esters type as risk factors of cancer in man. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 94:213.
  10. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  11. Jarvis, C. E. 1992. Seventy-two proposals for the conservation of types of selected Linnaean generic names, the report of Subcommittee 3C on the lectotypification of Linnaean generic names. Taxon 41:564. Note: proposed as conserved type
  12. Kingsbury, J. M. 1964. Poisonous plants of the United States and Canada. Note: poisonous
  13. Lampe, K. F. & M. A. McCann. 1985. AMA handbook of poisonous and injurious plants Note: poisonous
  14. Lazarides, M. & B. Hince. 1993. CSIRO Handbook of Economic Plants of Australia
  15. Moldenke, H. N. 1951. Poisonous plants of the world. Pamphlet, 3rd ed. Note: poisonous
  16. Padua, L. S. de et al., eds. 1999. Medicinal and poisonous plants 1. Plant Resources of South-East Asia (PROSEA) 12(1):325.
  17. Parsons, W. T. & E. G. Cuthbertson. 1992. Noxious weeds of Australia Inkata Press, Melbourne, Australia.
  18. Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Jatropha gossypiifolia L. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=20696. Accessed 23 July 2019.